Eminem opens up about his past drug use in new documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs
2:01 PM, Jul 1, 2013
5:59 PM, Jul 1, 2013
(WXYZ) - A video clip from a new documentary shows Eminem opening up for one of the first times about his past drug use.
The clip, from How to Make Money Selling Drugs, shows the rap superstar speaking openly and frankly about the depth to which his drug use took him. His problems with prescription medications landed him in rehab in 2005.
"I don't know at what point, exactly, it started to be a problem," Eminem says. "I just remember liking it more and more."
He goes on to say, "I, literally, thought I could control it."
Eminem then goes on to expand his drug problems, saying, "You're taking things that people are giving you, that you don't even know what the f__k they are. They look like a pill and they're shaped like something that you take, so you take it. Xanax. Valium. Tomato. To-mah-to. It's all in the same family. F__k it. Take it."
He even describes how bad things got when he overdosed.
"If I had gotten to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died," he says. "My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything. They were going to have to put me on dialysis. They didn't think I was gonna make it. My bottom was gonna be death."
Eminem says that once he was released from the hospital, he had relapsed within a month.
However, he has since recovered and remains drug free.
"I would say to anybody, it does get better," Eminem says before ending the clip with, "My name is Marshall and I am an addict."
WATCH THE CLIP BELOW. WARNING - THE CLIP CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED
How to Make Money Selling Drugs examines the War on Drugs through the stories of former drug dealers and features interviews with celebrities and rights advocates. Controversially, the filmmakers say "the film gives you the lessons you need to start your own drug empire while exposing the corruption behind the 'war on drugs'."